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The key initiatives of this Policy Framework include:
Development of a local Defence Support Industry Policy to support defence capability sustainment needs, as well as support the national industry diversification efforts,
Furthering Defence R&D, including the development of Defence R&D Strategy and Framework,
Developing the Defence S&T Engagements Framework, including engagements with academia and industries and other government agencies and formulating ASEAN Defence Industry Collaboration strategies,
Talent management by implementing S&T Human Capital Development Framework, by reviewing recruitment criteria and implementing competency-based training,
Improving information resource availability and literacy and implementing an integrated Knowledge Management System (iKMS), and
Consolidating internal processes, including developing MINDEF Intellectual Properties Policy and implement Strategic Defence Acquisition Manual.
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Capability Management explains the management approach used by capability planners and how S&T are integrated into strategy and decision making considerations.
Enablers for Organisational Sustainability highlights three fundamental challenges that have been the major limiting factors to the effective employment of S&T in RBAF operations - competent human capital, intuitive utilisation of S&T knowledge and practices, and the availability of policies that institutionalise processes and procedures to promote, encourage and enforce new mechanisms. The implementation of an improved organisational culture and set of processes are required to facilitate a positive transformation towards achieving organisational goals.
Figure 2: The supporting elements that need to exist to enable a sustainable organisation
The DSTPF was endorsed since January 2016 and has begun its implementation since. Further enquiries on the DSTPF may be directed to the DTS at firstname.lastname@example.org